BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.

BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.
BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.
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Since 2002, BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. (and its predecessors) has been the pioneering force in developing Canada’s litigation finance market. We are the only full-service provider of innovation funding solutions for plaintiffs, lawyers and the experts involved in advancing legal claims. The company's goal is to level the litigation playing field and to protect its clients’ rights to full and fair access to justice.

BridgePoint’s reputation and expertise has created opportunities to finance a broader range of legal claims in areas such as employment, trusts and estates, commercial, securities, class action, and mass tort in Canada, the U.K. and elsewhere.

BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. In The News
BridgePoint boosts access to justice

Litigation financing didn’t come naturally to Stephen Pauwels , co-founder and principal of  BridgePoint Financial Services . Coming at the idea from his ... Read more

BICO announces sale of controlling interest to Trebuchet

BICO Risk Management Inc. has announced the sale of a controlling interest in its legal expense insurance business to a consortium led by an affiliate of Trebuchet Group ... Read more

Looking for third-party litigation funding: what to consider?

Q & A with John Rossos , co-founder of BridgePoint Financial Services Inc . 1. Can you describe some of the circumstances that one would be looking for third-party ... Read more

Superior Court decision on costs 'key' for access to justice

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision on costs in a personal injury matter has “massive implications” for legal cost protection providers such as BICO ... Read more

FSCO ruling changed third-party funding market: Rossos

The third-party funding market changed because of a government ruling last year, John Rossos , Chairman and CEO of BridgePoint Risk Management Inc. , tells the Law Times . A ... Read more

Claims administration, third-party funding and access to justice

Third-party funding can not only be used to finance unresolved litigation, it can be applied in a claims-administration process to ensure plaintiffs get timely payment for settled ... Read more

BICO Risk Management Inc. launches personal injury litigation product

Just weeks after  BICO Risk Management Inc. , formerly BridgePoint Indemnity Company Inc., announced its new legal expense insurance product, BICO Legal Cost Protection ... Read more

Changes to the class-action indemnity market, implications for counsel

By John Rossos In the Summer of 2016, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) and British Columbia’s Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM) issued cease ... Read more

BridgePoint offers law firm financing for fair compensation in litigation

When  John Rossos  co-founded  BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.  in 2005, he and his partner, Stephen Pauwels, set out to provide the kind of funding ... Read more

BridgePoint offers funding alternatives for law firms

BridgePoint Financial Services Inc.  provides disbursement financing to law firms to help lawyers grow their practices, fund expert reports required to validate their ... Read more

BICO® helps litigation guardian in $3.5M trial award

By John Rossos BICO® was able to provide legal cost protection for a litigation guardian in Ontario, allowing their counsel, Graves & Richard Professional ... Read more

BICO legal cost protection helps secure $800,000 for injured man

An Ontario court has awarded $800,000 in damages — 25 times more than the defendant initially offered — to a 45-year-old injured man after his lawyer ... Read more

Law firm funder to lend millions to U.K. personal injury practices

SpectraLegal , a business created by BridgePoint Financial Group , has launched in England and Wales with plans to lend about £50 million to personal injury ... Read more

Standard of care evolving to include ATE indemnity advice

For personal injury lawyers launching a lawsuit, the standard of care is evolving to include advising clients of the availability of legal cost protection, or as European ... Read more

Indemnity funding agreements: an issue of privilege

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision highlights important legal issues concerning privilege as it relates to indemnity and funding ... Read more

The recoverability of indemnity fees – the debate is just beginning

By John Rossos Since BridgePoint Indemnity Company (Canada) Inc. (BICO) introduced BICO Legal Cost Protection TM to the Canadian legal market, a fundamental question posed ... Read more

Time for a more fulsome debate on ABS

The controversy around consumer law giant Slater & Gordon shouldn’t be used as a pretext to shut down debate in Canada around adopting Alternative Business ... Read more

Tar Ponds court action shut down, deemed too costly

HALIFAX – The law firm that represents Cape Breton residents who launched a class-action lawsuit claiming the Sydney tar ponds exposed them to contaminants has concluded the ... Read more

Canadian law firm to merge with U.K.'s Wragge Lawrence Graham

TORONTO – A Canadian law firm says it's mergering with a U.K. counterpart to create Gowling WLG, which will focus on a wide range of global sectors from offices in major ... Read more

BridgePoint expands into European market with SpectraLegal

BridgePoint Financial Services Inc. , the only company of its kind in Canada, has expanded into Europe, establishing SpectraLegal , an affiliated funding company ... Read more

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